Waste Removal Tips & Advice

Concrete dumpster
There are several factors that affect the cost of renting a dumpster for disposal of concrete debris. Container size, debris weight, your location, and landfill/recycling fees all play a role in the quote you get from the rental provider. 
Waste Management Dumpster Cost
Waste Management's average price for a 20 yard dumpster is $524. In our survey of 48 US metro areas, renting from a locally owned dumpster rental service saves over $150 on average.
10 vs. 20 cubic yard dumpster
The average 10 cubic yard dumpster measures about 12 ft. L x 8 ft. W x 3.5 ft. H. We provide images and dimensions of different container styles and show how much debris you can expect to fit inside a 10 yard bin.
One-day dumpster rentals
Need a dumpster for only a day or two? We answer the question of what you can expect to pay and whether dumpster rental services offer a discount for short term rentals.
dumpster cost for all 50 states
See how much it costs to rent a 10 yard or 20 yard dumpster in your hometown. We surveyed hundreds of dumpster companies to gather pricing information. The difference in prices from city to city and state to state are a bit surprising to everyone but industry insiders.
Detroit curbside recycling cart
Detroit launched curbside recycling in 2014, but participation rates are low at just 10% one year later.
Recycling in America stagnant since the 1990s
Statistics show recycling rates are stagnant following the recycling boom of the 1990s. An uptick in waste-to-energy facilities nationwide raises the question of whether some communities are ditching recycling efforts and resorting to more convenient ways of garbage disposal, namely garbage incineration.
Illegal dumping sites in the U.S.
Illegal dumping is a global problem that is prominent in most rural areas and big cities in the United States. The problem causes environmental issues, increases taxes, and poses a public health risk. The solution lies in informing the public about the problem and putting waste in its proper place.
Dumpster rental broker companies
Dumpster brokers tend to drive up the price of renting a dumpster, so it's best to simply avoid these operations. It's better to deal directly with the dumpster rental company—it will save you money and offers additional benefits as well.
What is allowed in a dumpster?
Toxic and hazardous materials are not allowed in dumpsters, although the list of prohibited items can vary slightly by dumpster rental company based on local and state waste laws and regulations. Here's what you need to know...
Renting construction dumpsters for home renovation projects
Rent a construction dumpster to speed up the debris removal process following any home remodeling or renovation project. It's a cost-effective solution that saves time on disposal. This guide will show you everything you need to know about renting a construction dumpster.
Dumpster rental for roofing shingles
Renting a dumpster definitely comes in handy with any shingle reroofing job, but which dumpster size is right for your particular project? This guide will help show you how to estimate the weight and capacity of scrap roofing shingles so you can pick the right dumpster for the job.
Diagram of a pneumatic trash collection system
New York City may someday utilize a pneumatic garbage collection system to streamline trash removal throughout the city. The technology is already used in more than 30 countries and on Roosevelt Island. NYC's installation would be the biggest in the world.
Costs of dumpster rental vs junk removal service
Is it more economical to rent a dumpster or hire a junk removal service to clean up the debris for you? Learn about dumpster rental costs and junk removal prices, and compare which is more cost-effective in various situations.
uses for a 40 yard dumpster size
This guide will help you determine whether a 40 yard roll-off dumpster is the right size container for the job or if a more economical option is the better way to go. Learn about sizes, capacities, pricing, and rules/regulations that go along with renting a 40 yard dumpster.